With 2014 only a few days away, have you completed your workforce planning? While many organizations put pencil to paper on budgets, sales projects, and business expansions; many forget how their workforce allows them to meet these goals. Don’t be one of them!
Entering 2014 many experts are projecting a continued shortage of talent for skilled and professional level positions, that will only continue to worsen with the attrition of the baby boomers. Protect your human capital and ensure that you have the staff in place to keep your business running smoothly in the new year. Here are a few quick tips:
· Take roll call. Who do you have on staff that is planning to retire or may cut back to part time? Look to your current staff to see if you have the human capital to absorb these responsibilities or whether you may need to add to back fill these roles.
· Locate your unrealized talent. We all have it. While we tend to focus on unrealized sales or potential business, sometimes we forget that we have unrealized talent already available in our organization. How can these individuals help you meet your goals for the new year? Have you met with them to ensure that they are happy and plan to stay with the organization? If not, now is the time!
· Plan and plan again. While most organizations plan to fill future openings on their own, in today’s talent shortage that isn’t always possible. As many as 90% of companies partner with a staffing agency to help them locate talent. If this is a possibility for your organization in the upcoming year be sure to account for these costs when budget planning and begin meeting with potential recruiters before your need is to arise. Locating the right recruiter for your organization is imperative. Hiring the wrong recruiter could result in weeks of down time, unrealized sales, and missed opportunities.
Trillium is excited to be entering our 30th year of business in 2014 and is truly grateful to our over 5,000 clients nationwide that count on us to deliver them the talent they need to excel in their industries. We appreciate the opportunity to help you locate your greatest asset, your team!
Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!
Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.